Beyond Sun Cover.inddMy first foray into crowdfunding via KickstarterBeyond The Sun was inspired by “Respite,” a story by Autumn Rachel Dryden published in Intergalactic Medicine Show’s first issue. It was also inspired by memories of my grandmas and I sitting around talking about the stars and NASA and what might be out there, and what it might be like to explore the stars. To my delight, I found that a lot of science fiction writers had similar dreams and experiences and the concept was a hit. Luckily, so did the fans who graciously backed the project.

Beyond The Sun funded successfully on October 17, 2012, 2 months after I launched it. It came in at 95250 words of fiction, 18 stories chosen from 25 submissions by invited writers at all levels.

With great artwork by award-winning artist Mitchell Bentley, picked up by Fairwood Press for publication in July 2013, and edited by myself, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, it gives me great pleasure to present to you today the Table of Contents:

  1. “Migration” by Nancy Kress
  2. “The Hanging Judge” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  3. “Flipping the Switch” by Jamie Todd Rubin
  4. “The Bricks of Eta Cassiopeiae” by Brad R. Torgersen
  5. “The Far Side of the Wilderness” by Alex Shvartsman
  6. “Respite” by Autumn Rachel Dryden
  7. “Parker’s Paradise” by Jean Johnson
  8. “Rumspringa” by Jason Sanford
  9. “Elsewhere, Within, Elsewhen” by Cat Rambo
  10. “Inner Sphere Blues” by Simon C. Larter
  11. “Dust Angels” by Jennifer Brozek
  12. “Voice of the Martyrs” by Maurice Broaddus
  13. “One Way Ticket” by Jaleta Clegg
  14. “The Gambrels of the Sky” by Erin Hoffman
  15. “Chasing Satellites” by Anthony R. Cardno
  16. “A Soaring Pillar of Brightness” by Nancy Fulda
  17. “The Dybbyk of Mazel Tov IV” by Robert Silverberg
  18. “Observation Post” by Mike Resnick

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